Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gold Foil Fun

I've been noticing a lot of foiling on cards of my team mates on the Graciellie Design DT.  I have been playing with some of it this week and I made this card.  I really like it and it was easy to make.


The gold foil design is actually the negative of an original design I used.  I'll be sharing the original another day since I messed it up. After I ran the original through the Minc machine, this pattern was left and I just placed it on a sheet of toner paper and ran it through the Minc.  I don't think this picture shows the true beauty of the gold.  I had to maneuver the camera around because I kept seeing my reflection in the card.

Thank you for your visit today.  I hope you like my card.  More later.

God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Crafty Creations - 2W, 2E, #348- Always Anything Goes (Week 1 of 2)
Fab 'n' Funky - W,1E, C10 - #361 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts M, 3E, #39 - Anything Goes/Option of Girly
Deep Ocean Challenge 2W - #161 - Shabby Chic/Vintage  (week 2

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Graciellie Design Inspiration Blog,

The Graciellie Design DT  are ready for another blog hop featuring the beautiful images, digital papers and die cuts released by Gracie on August 1.  I hope you like our creations and get  inspired to jump right in and join us.  This is my card I made using the Magnolia Dreams Digital Paper Pack.


Card Details:
5.5" Square Card Base
Background - All the elements on this card except the butterfly and the sentiment are from Magnolia Dreams paper.  I imported the paper with the magnolias on it into my Cricut Design Space and removed the background until I only had the magnolias.  Then I cut out 3 layers.  I adhered 2 of them together with foam adhesives and cut out the main flowers and popped them for a 3rd layer.
Sentiment is from Gracie's Friend Collection.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit here.  The next person on the blog hop is Regina.  Click on her name and go to her blog.

If you didn't start the blog hop at Graciellie Design, please go back and start there and leave a comment on each participant's blog. You're in for a treat.

God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges M, 1st Sunday, E3 - (August) Pastel Colors
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 Always Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting M, 3E No.8 - August - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - - August -  Use Flowers
Cardz 4 Galz 2W,3E #53 Pretty Pastels (W2 of 2)
Moving along with the Times 2W,3E #51Things that Fly (W2 of 2)

    DS4J Mid-Month Challenge Post

    It's time for team B to post some inspiration for the Digistamps4joy August challenge.  The theme this month is Anything Goes with the twist Summer.  We are in the throws of summer here in the South.  I know some of you are having winter where you are so maybe our fun cards will warm you up a bit.


    Card Supplies:
    5.5" Square card base
    Background - I used chalk to create the background
    Images - I used 2 DS4J images for this card, Beach Umbrella and Misteri - Where's Summer (pre-colored)
    Beach Umbrella was colored with Copics.
    The sentiment was a freebie from another company.  I uploaded it into Photoshop Elements (which I know very little about) and worked with it until I got the words colored.

    I'm so happy you came by for a visit today.  I hope you will go over to the DS4J Blog and see all the fabulous cards the design team made.

    I will be posting again later today regarding the Inspiration Blog Hop at Graciellie Design.

    God Bless You!!! Peggy



    Challenges for this card:
    Colouring in Scrapland - M 1st Monday, E2, winner + Top 3, No digital coloring, must have hand-colored image -  ANYTHING GOES
    Color Inspiration Monday - W, hand colored images (a weekly Top 3, a monthly prize) - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES WITH HAND-COLORED IMAGE
    Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
    Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - W, ATG except Theme on 5th Monday of a month, E3 - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
    The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge M, 1st Monday, E2, SIO - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES

    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    New Release - New Artist - DS4J

    We have a new artist at Digistamps4joy.  Her name is Lyndall and draws fabulous birds and animals.  We were given a couple of her images to create a card for her release.  I chose the "Collared Sunbird-colored" for my card.




    I used Cuttlebug Bird Cages and Branches Dies and Embossing Folders for the background, branch and birdcage on this card.  The bird was already colored beautifully so he needed no help from me.
    Be sure to check out DS4J blog today to see all the other designer cards our team made.

    Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a fabulous Christ-filled Sund

    God Bless You!!!  Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Crafting with Dragonflies 2W,1E, No rude/sexy or Halloween/witch  cards only -Embossing Wet or Dry(W1 of 2)
    Crafty Friends Challenge 2W, 3E, Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
    Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog - M, 1st Fri, E3, C10 No. 2 - Anything Goes
    Moving along with the Times 2W,3E #51Things that Fly (W2 of 2)

    Sunday, August 6, 2017

    DS4J New Release Sunday

    Welcome to new release Sunday at Digistamps4joy.  Margy and JenLee have some new digistamps to show you.  Some are black & white so you can color them with whatever medium you choose.  Some are pre-colored if you prefer those.  Either way, there are plenty of cute images to choose from.  One of them is called "My Insect Garden" drawn by Margaret Keiser, our fearless leader.  It contains quite a few separate files like flowers, insects and toadstools.  I took 3 of the flower files, a grass file and a bee file to create my card.
    Card Details:
    A2 Card Base
    Background - Blue and Green Cardstock 
    Images - Flowers, grass, and bee from "My Insect Garden" available in the DS4J store.  The lady bugs are cricut files that I flattened, then print and cut them
    Images colored with Copics.

    Be sure to go by the Digistamp4Joy blog to see all the inspiration of the Design Team.

    Thank you for visiting with me today.  Looking forward to hearing from you.

    God Bless You!!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Crazy 4 Challenges W,1E Summer Fun
    Southern Girls 2W,1E,C10  #165 Flower Power (W2 of 2)
    Through the Purple Haze 2W, E3, C10 #130 Anything Goes
    Crafty Creations - 2W, 2E - #347- Always Anything Goes (Week 1 of 2)

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    Graciellie Design and Paper Temptress Blog Hop

    Graciellie Design and Paper Temptress are teaming up today to bring you a blog hop featuring new releases by Graciellie Design and a new paper pack Paper Temptress prepared to coordinate with the Magnificent Magnolia Collection. The new release I chose for my card is "Happy Greetings".  As you can see it is a beautiful set of tulips with lovely sentiments.


    My card:






    Card Details:
    A2 Card Base
    All the lovely papers I used were from the Paper Temptress Magnolia Dreams Variety Pack
    Background Paper: I used Paper Temptress Amethyst Mica/Metallic paper.  It has a beautiful sheen to it.
    Die cut background - This pattern is one of Gracielle Design die cuts designed to go with these new releases. The paper used for this is another Paper Temptress product, Vintage Silver Lustre.  This paper has a gorgeous swirl pattern. This photo really doesn't show it's beauty.
    Image - Happy Greetings by Graciellie Design.  I chose the tulip with the leaves, removed the background to make it a png file, then duplicated it.  I flipped one of them horizontally, then put them together to make a bouquet.  I, then, printed it on PT's Cryogen White #89 paper.  This is one of the best papers for coloring with alcohol markers. Image is colored with Copics.  I then attached it to a paper doily with adhesive squares and glued the doily to my background.
    Bow - made from Gold Opulence Ribbon from Paper Temptress.  It adds a touch of elegance to this card.
    Butterfly - a foiled Anna Griffin embellishment





    Now, it's your turn to visit all the other designers to see what they have created with these new releases.  The prize for today's blog hop will be the complete Magnolia Dreams Collection which features digistamp, papers and die cuts.

    Here is our blog hop list for your enjoyment.  These ladies have some beautiful things to show you.  Be sure to leave a comment on each one in order to be eligible for the prizes.


    Plus Paper Temptress DT
    Patricia
    Melanie
    Ginny
    Vicki
    Holly

    I know this has been a super long post but I appreciate you visiting today.  I hope you enjoy the blog hop and good luck on winning.  Their will be another blog hop tomorrow at Graciellie Design.

    God Bless You!!!! Peggy 

      

               

    Sunday, July 30, 2017

    Meet Graciellie Design New Design Team

    I have the extreme privilege to be on the new design team for Graciellie Design.  Gracie has so many beautiful detailed images to work with.  Our term begins August 1 with a blog hop between Graciellie Design and Paper Temptress.  Paper Temptress created a new variety paper pack to coordinate with Gracie's new release.  You don't want to miss this event.  Now to meet the team.



    So glad you stopped by today.  


    God Bless You!!! Peggy

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Cuttlebug Bird Cages and Branches

    Here I am back today with another HSN July purchase, Cuttlebug Bird Cages and Branches Dies and Embossing Folders.  This card is really clean and simple.  You can take this idea and use whatever dies and embossing folders you have.


    Card Details:
    5X7 card base
    Background design:  Cuttlebug Bird Cages and Branches Embossing Folder
    Butterfly - Cuttlebug Bird Cages and Branches Cutting Dies
    Sentiment of you choice

    Thanks again for dropping by to visit.  I love to hear from you.


    God Bless You!!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Paper Creator's Crafts (M, P1, 3E) #59 - Anything Goes
    Stemplegarten (M, P5, E1, C8) #63 Anything that can Fly
    Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
    The Corrosive Challenges - M, 3E Always Anything Goes
    Less Is More W, C5, must be CAS - No Stamps This Challenge will run for 2 weeks See Belo

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    AG 3-D Flower Dies

    How many of you watch HSN every time they have a craft day?  I was in VA when they had the one in July.  That didn't keep me from watching and my daughter-in-law kept encouraging me to buy "stuff".  I was pretty bad.  One of things I bought was Anna's 3-D Flower Dies.  In case you haven't noticed I love flowers.  Today, I finally got out the dies and made this card.


    Card Details:
    5X7 Card base - I made this card base from paper with gradient colors
    Background design - embossing folder from Cuttlebug Bird Cages and Branches dies and embossing folders.
    Flowers & leaves- Anna's 3-D Flower dies - cut from gradient paper
    Sentiment

    Thank you for joining me today.  I hope you're getting excited about the upcoming Blog Hop on August 1 with Graciellie Design and Paper Temptress.  I know I am.

    God Bless You!!!  Peggy



    Challenges for this card:
    A Bit More Time to Craft (2W, P1/15, E3) Always Anything Goes
    A Perfect Time To Craft (M, P1, E3) - Always Anything Goes
    Create and Inspire (M, P10. E3) #64 - Anything Goes
    Creative Craft Cottage Challenges (2W, P7/21, F, E3) #92 Anything Goes
    Daisy Chain Challenges (M, P5, E3) #10 Floral

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    DS4J Cards

    Good Morning, Everyone.  I was thumbing through the "stuff" on my desk and discovered 2 cards I had not posted to the blog.  They both contain images from Digistamps4Joy.  I'm pretty sure I posted them in the challenges they were supposed to be in but, in my rush to get packed for my trip to Virginia, I failed to post them on my blog.  Here they are:
    Card Details:
    5X5 card base
    Background Paper - Anna Griffin paper cut in squares and circles.  The edges were distressed and inked for dimension
    Image - Rose Trio from DS4J
    Image colored with Copics, then placed on a paper doily
    Lace for bottom edge
    Butterflies - Martha Stewart Punches

    Card Details:
    A2 Card Base
    Background - from My Memories Suite
    Image-A Date with Dad from DS4J
    Image colored with Copics

    Thank you for visiting with me today.  I hope to see you again soon.

    God Bless You!!!! Peggy


    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Peony Bouquet by Aurora Wings

    I have missed crafting the past month and a half.  So I decided to spend some time in my craft room today.  I had started coloring this digital image before I left for Virginia but did not get it completed until today.



    Card Details:
    5.5 X 5.5 Card base
    Background Paper - Gradients-I think I must have bought it at Michael's.
    Image - Peony Bouquet by Aurora Wings.  She has some of the prettiest images to color.  Be sure to check out her Etsy store.
    Image colored with Copics
    Ribbon
    Sentiment by Anna Griffin

    Thank you for visiting with me today.  Don't forget about our Blog Hog coming up August 1st with Graciellie Design.  Prizes to be won.

    God Bless You!!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Dare 2B Artzy Challenges M, 1st Sunday, E3 - (July) Bright Colors
    Dragonfly Dreams - M, Winner + Top Picks – (July) Anything Goes
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 Always Anything Goes
    Stamping Sensations - M, 3E, Winner + Top 3, must use stamp (no pre-colored digis) Stamp must be focal point of project – July - Flowers
    The Ribbon Girls - 2W, must use ribbon, must be a card – Any Image + ribbon (W2 of 2)
    Crafty Friends Challenge 2W, 3E, Floral (W2 of 2)

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    Blog Hop Coming Soon

    Hi Everyone, I have been away for almost a month at my son & daughter-in-love's home.  While there, I helped her with her website.  She and her friend, Sharon, are opening an internet store to sell handmade pillows.  I'll tell you more about that when we get it up and running.

    I have other news as well.  I have been invited to be on the Graciellie Designs Design Team.  I'm excited about this.  Gracie Chavez, the owner, has beautiful digistamps.  On August 1 & 2 we will be having 2 blog hops.  On August 1, it will be a joint effort between Graciellie Designs and Paper Temptress.  I will be involved with this one.  Gracie will be releasing some beautiful new releases.  I can't show you them yet but stay tuned for more.


    Thanks for visiting today.  We'll talk later.

    God Bless You!!!  Peggy

    Monday, June 5, 2017

    Cards For Him

    Here are two cards for those of you who do not like to make masculine cards.  These were fast and easy.  I bought AG "For The Boys" die cuts and AG "Collage Card Toppers For Him".  The 2 products are well worth the money if you need help with guy projects.



    Thank you for stopping by today.  I always enjoy reading your comments.  I hope to see you again soon.

    God Bless You!!! Peggy

    Challenges for these cards:
    A Gem of a Challenge  2W For the Boys/Men  (W2 of 2)
    Crafty Calendar M,1E  June Boys will be Boys
    A Bit More Time to Craft (2W, P1/15, E3) Always Anything Goes

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Hinge Card 10-2

    Recently I told you about some svg card files I downloaded from Diana Tunnicliff.  Diana calls these cards hinge cards.  I uploaded all of these files into Design Space.  Depending on how a file is created, some times you have to adjust them a little to cut them in Design Space.  So I adjusted all these files so  all you will have to do is cut them.  This card is one of those files. The file is located here. Click on the link and it will open in DS and you can save it to your account.
    Card Supplies:
    Card Base: Hinge Card 10-2 by Diana Tunnicliff.  The DS file is here
    AG Charming Collage Toppers
    Ribbon
    Lace Doily

    Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you find something that will inspire you.


    God Bless You!!!  Peggy 

    Challenges for this card:
    Crafty Creations - 2W, 2E - #341 Always Anything Goes (Week 1 of 2)
    Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #118 - Anything Goes (Week 2 of 2
    Inspiration Destination - W, F - Anything Goes
    Mod Squad ChallengeW, 3E, F -  Birthday

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Crafty Cardmakers - Floral Perfusion

    Crafty Cardmakers new challenge starting today is "Floral Perfusion".  Add lots of flowers to your card, not just one, because one is not a perfusion.  My DT card:

    Card Supplies:
    Card Base - this is cut in Cricut Design Space using an svg file by Diana Tunnicliff.  She calls these cards hinged cards.  Diana creates her cards in Make The Cut software.  However, she always saves them as an svg file for us who do not use MTC.  
    Anna Griffin flowers and sentiment
    Ribbon and pearls

    Thank you for visiting with me today.  I hope you will check out our challenge and Diana's free files.

    God Bless You!!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Allsorts  W,3E Happy Birthday
    Challenge Up Your Life  2W,E1, Blossoms  (W2 of 2) 
    Crafty Calendar M,1E  May Flowers
    Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    DS4J Mid-month Challenge Post-Weddings

    It's Team B's time to post for the May Challenge at Digistamps4Joy. Our theme is "Weddings".  The digi I chose for my card is "Resting Bride", an image drawn by JenLee. This image is also one of the new releases yesterday.

    Card Supplies:
    5X7 Card Base
    Background Paper - White Elegance by SEI
    Image - Resting Bride available at Digistamps4Joy Shop
    Image colored with Copics.
    Background Die - Anna Griffin Beribboned Dies
    Ribbon
    Roses

    Thank you for visiting with me today.  I hope you will come back soon.

    God Bless You!!! Peggy 


    Challenges for this card:

    Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 250 - Embossing
    Colour Crazy Challenge - 2W,2E  - No.19 - Anything Goes
    Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes

    Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.188 - Anything Goes  
    Simply Create Too - - May -  Use a Digi Stamp

    Sunday, May 14, 2017

    DS4J New Release Sunday-Ikebana

    It's new release day at Digistamps4Joy again. These are now available in the DS4J Store.  Be sure to check out the blog to see the inspiration from the Design Team.  The digi I chose for my card is "Ikebana", an image drawn by JenLee. Ikebana is Japanese Flower Art.
    Card Supplies:
    5X7 Card Base - This card us called a Book Card.  I have a Design Space file for this card if you would like it.  It is here
    Background Paper - DCWV Bouquet de Fleur.
    Image - Ikebana available at Digistamps4Joy Shop
    Image colored with Copics.

    This is the front of the card.


    Thank you for visiting with me today.  I love your visits and comments.  Hope to see you again soon.


    God Bless You!!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Colour Crazy Challenge - 2W,2E  - No.19 - Anything Goes
    Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes
    Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.188 - Anything Goes  
    Simply Create Too - - May -  Use a Digi Stamp

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Blue China Aperature Card

    I have been playing around with the new Design Space 3.  I've been trying to create some DS3 files for different card folds.  Julie Flanagan of the MTC Group on Yahoo has created several card files and shared them with the group.  In addition to MTC files, she saves them as svg files also.  That makes it possible for those of us who have the Cricut Explore to upload them into DS and cut them. I have found that usually these files have perforated lines for score lines, so I change them to a DS score line.  One of the files I created was an Aperature Card. The link is here.

    This card features:
    DCWV China Blue Paper Stack
    Anna Griffin flowers - I cut one of the smaller flowers off and put it behind the cut out. 
    Lace Ribbon
    This card is very easy to make.  I hope you will download the file and save it to your projects.

    Thanks again for visiting.  Hope to see you again soon.

    God Bless You!!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Crafting With An Attitude M,1st Thurs,3E Always Anything Goes
    A Bit More Time to Craft (2W, P1/15, E3) Always Anything Goes
    Card Mania (M, P1, E5) #92 - Life is Colourful
    Country View Crafts' Challenge (M, P1) May Flower Power
    Create and Inspire (M, P10. E3) #62 - Anything Goes + optional theme: Add flowers